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Species Aphis gossypii - Cotton Aphid

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Aphidoidea
Family Aphididae (Aphids)
Subfamily Aphidinae
Tribe Aphidini
Subtribe Aphidina
Genus Aphis
No Taxon (Subgenus Aphis)
Species gossypii (Cotton Aphid)
Other Common Names
Melon Aphid
Explanation of Names
Aphis gossypii Glover 1877
Tropical and temperate regions around the world; introduced from the Palaearctic in 1852(1)
Show increased population growth on squash plants (Cucurbita pepo) infected with zucchini yellow mosaic virus.(2)
Major pest(1)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Capinera 2018)(3)
Works Cited
1.Adventive aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) of America north of Mexico
Foottit R.G., Halbert S.E., Miller G.L., Maw E., Russell L.M. 2006. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 108: 583-610.
2.Insect-Plant Biology
L.M. Schoonhoven, T. Jermy, and J.J.A. Van Loon. 1998. Chapman and Hall.
3.University of Florida: Featured Creatures
4.Dransfield B., Brightwell B. (yyyy) (Aphid identification resources & more)